- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Public Service Board is going to consider whether to revisit its approval of the Vermont Gas Systems proposed natural gas pipeline from Colchester to Middlebury.

In a ruling Thursday, the Supreme Court agreed to send the case back to the utility-regulating Public Service Board to determine if the project remains worthwhile despite a 40-percent cost increase.

In December the board approved the project that would extend natural-gas service from Colchester to Middlebury.

The project is now expected to cost $122 million, up from $86 million.

The court’s order gives the board 30 days to decide whether to reconsider its approval.

The Burlington Free Press (https://bfpne.ws/1oyqpij ) reports that if the board decides to reconsider its approval, it will have another 30 days to rule on the new cost information.

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